Globalization is transforming business. As education and intellectual property service enterprises, PSEs are affected by globalization in their core “lines of business” just as for-profit enterprises are. Globalization is especially affecting the education part of PSEs’ business. Post-secondary students around the world are interested in enrolling in institutions outside their native land, resulting in increasing flows of international students both into and out of Canada. PSE research, too, is now increasingly globalized and PSE institutions from around the world compete for top research faculty.
The push for PSEs to develop their international business creates both opportunities and challenges. This report explores how PSE globalization is affecting Canada’s PSE institutions. It concludes with recommendations for the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education’s strategy.
The report is one of a series looking at the key strategic questions facing Canada’s post-secondary education in the years ahead. It builds on an earlier SPSE report, The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education in Canada.